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Marvelous Manhattan

Stories of the Restaurants, Bars, and Shops That Make This City Special

Marvelous Manhattan
Reggie Nadelson By (author)
Product ID:  85979
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6.0 X 9.0 in
224 pg

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
REFERENCE / Curiosities & Wonders


A collection of essays from New York Times columnist Reggie Nadelson, profiling and celebrating the (largely family-owned) institutions—restaurants, bookstores, museums—that make up the heart and soul of New York City.


“A timely read. . . . [Nadelson’s] reporting, all from a personal lens, is up-to-date with how various places are responding to the pandemic. Like chocolate chips in a cookie, the book is studded with delicious photos old and new, including Al Pacino exiting Caffe Dante and Giorgio DeLuca shopping for cheese at Di Palo’s.
—New York Times

“Delightful . . . [and] alive with the comedy, history, grit, and romance of the city. Nadelson has served up a small cultural treasure—part Baedeker, part memoir, part literary read, and a timely reminder of everything we love about Manhattan and lost for a year.”
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“A nostalgic look at New York’s beloved haunts. . . . A refresher on reasons to stay committed to New York City living.”

“Attention New Yorkers missing the Before Times. . . . [These] stories and photos will make you proud you stayed in town.
—Tasting Table
“This book is perfect for the nostalgic New York City lover, an ode to all of the special places that make New York City feel like an old movie set.”
—Dame Traveler, The Best Gifts for the New York City Lover

“A wonderfully lively, knowledgeable journey through the past and present of places that help make New York City what it is, and which we must cherish and (hopefully) preserve.” 
—Salman Rushdie  
“Reggie Nadelson is synonymous with New York, and her book will make the most ardent anti-urbanist fall in love with both the thrumming city and her evocative prose.” 
—Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story and Lake Success

Author Bio

Reggie Nadelson lives in New York and currently writes a column for the New York Times called The 212. She has also written columns for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, and Departures. She is the author of numerous books, including At Balthazar, a celebrated mystery series featuring detective Artie Cohen, and Comrade Rockstar. Last year she wrote and produced a major feature-length documentary about Ella Fitzgerald called Ella: Just One of Those Things. Find out more at